"Ancient Brews Rediscovered & Re-created"

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Event Location: 
Provincial Room Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel
Presentation by Dr Patrick Mcgovern
Author of the book “Ancient Brews Rediscovered and Re-created”
Patrick McGovern takes us on a fascinating journey through time to the dawn of brewing when our ancestors might well have made a Paleo-brew of wild fruits, honey, cereals, and botanicals. Early beverage-makers must have marveled at the magical process of fermentation. Their amazement grew as they drank the mind-altering drinks, which were to become the medicines, religious symbols, and social lubricants of later cultures.
McGovern recounts how the re-created Ancient Ales and Spirits of Dogfish Head Brewery came about as he circles the globe – to China, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Scandinavia, Honduras, Peru, and Mexico. He interweaves archaeology and science, and tells the stories and struggles in making the most authentic
versions of these liquid time capsules as possible. Accompanying homebrew interpretations – brimming with unusual spicy, fruity, and malty aromas and tastes – and matching meal recipes help bring the past alive, as our senses and imaginations travel “Back to the Future.”
Beer tasting tickets cost $15 and are available for purchase at Sleeping Giant Brewery, the Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Lakehead University.
This event is hosted by Dr. Carney Matheson, Department of Anthropology.